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Apr 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
be trusted. i'm out there. i will talk obama for mdaa. i will talk obama for the patriot act for the visa courts and going after whistle belowers, for putting bradley manning in jail forever possibly possibly. so the he is peen espionage act has been used by president obama more. the last seven presidents combined used it less. >> i don't find it liberal but mainstream. but the robin hood tax of less than 1% on each transaction. >> half a percent would raise $180 billion minimum on wall street transactions. we would get the biggest share that have money would come to new york because it comes from new york. so we would have a federal law guys like the goldman sachs crew can't go to california. in europe they're going to pass it any day now. we could raise money and underwrite what goes on in this city. we have tons of people who are unemployed. 60% of black youth unemployed. >> john: it seems like a very mild form of austerity for those who could afford austerity. you said something bringing people from occupy wall street to a credico administration. what do you have in mind? >> i would u
MSNBC
May 4, 2013 11:00am PDT
tur on the ground for us in boston. >>> president obama talked about immigration reform during his weekly address from the road. >> this bill is a compromise, which means nobody got everything they wanted, including me but largely consistent with the principles i have laid out from the beginning. these are all common sense steps that the majority of americans support. so there's no reason immigration reform can't become reality this year. >>> back in the united states, the nra is holding its annual convention this weekend in houston. executive director chris cox had some harsh words for gun advocates, like president obama, and new york city mayor michael bloomberg, who cox says exploits victims of tragedy like those in newtown and aurora. >> while we pray for god to comfort those suffering unimaginable pain, they rush to microphones and cameras, gather in war rooms on capitol hill, and scheme about how to use that suffering to push their political agenda. >>> and ever since democratic seine is tore tom harkin announced that he would not seek re-election in iowa next year, many turn
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May 3, 2013 3:00am PDT
on many fronts today. president obama again talking trade and immigration reform down in mexico before leaving the country he named kenny pritzker of the marriott hotel family as our new commerce secretary. in boston, the marathon bombing suspect told investigators he and his brother originally planned to plant suicide bombs on the fourth of july but get the bombs done early sol they would focus on the boston marathon instead that. and a whole lot more instead coming up on current tv. going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues of the d
FOX
Apr 30, 2013 7:00am PDT
by monday. >>> you saw it live on "mornings on 2." president obama talking about his red line with syria. >> what we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside syria but we don't know how they were used, when they were used, who used them. >> now, ktvu's pam cook will tell us more about what the president said at his conference today. >>> and big news in the silicon valley. apple is doing something it has not done since the 1990s. >>> and what starbucks is doing differently after a poisoning attempt at a south bay store. [ male announcer ] fact: the 100% electric nissan leaf... is more fun than ever. sees better than ever. ♪ charges faster. and will charge. cool. and heat. from your phone. fact: leaf never needs gas. ever. good for the world. built in america. now, leaf's an easier choice than ever. ♪ shop at choosenissan.com. ♪ >>> weak earnings from pfizer and other companies interestinged down the markets. the markets look like they are coming back a little bit after good news of home prices on the rise. the dow is currently down 9. the nasdaq, though, is u
FOX News
May 2, 2013 3:00pm PDT
to do it. >> president obama in mexico city talking about immigration reform. that is front and center next yeek. back with the panel. mara, where do you think we stand and the bill of the gang of eight stands. >> i think the bill is resilient and there are head wind and big pockets of republican recestance. but i am impressed by the depth of the coalition behind it. business community and conservative activist and entire republican establishment and marco rubio and i think it is chugging along and pass the senate and will be the house to pass citizen does that have a path to citizenship or not. the president was cheer in the press conference, he will not sign something without a pass for citizenship. i think we are going to end up with something. it is one of those rare things that are in the party's political interest to do and that's why i think it will get done. >> senator reid trying to do everything to get it across the finish line. you will have stiff opposition in the house and senator sessions in the senate, where do you think it stands . >> it is it in pretty good shape. it w
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2013 10:00am PDT
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KRON
Apr 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
that everyone including president obama is talking about. the nba's newly out jason collins. >> he made the brave decision, now what will happen with his career? jason collins is still trending now. first off, we're going to start with the biggest story, nba basketball player jason collins came out and said that he is gay. >> you send this thunder bolt out into the world, 12 hours later, how does it feel? >> it's incredible, just trying to live an honest, genuine life and the next thing you know the president's calling you. >> i had a chance to talk to jason collins yesterday, he seems like a terrific man and i told him i couldn't be prouder of him.
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2013 3:00am PDT
? >> doing all right. your lead story talking about president obama's et putti house democrats in a tough spot. how is that helping? >> health care's become a problem in general for democrats right now if you think about it in two different areas. one, the budget that the president put forward does go after entitlement spending in a specific way which you talk about a lot on this show. for house democrats, they feel like running off the election that complicates their lives because they like to attack republicans for trying to reduce spending on entitlement programs. that's one box. there's a new poll out this morning by the kaiser foundation that shows that support for the obama health care law has dropped eight points. it's now at about 34%. and you saw in the debate last night where she was distancing herself from the obama health care law. i think there's a lot of democrats worried that the implementation has been very difficult, unpopular, particularly for small business owners and it could be very problematic for them in off-year elections, much like it was in 2010. >> i read a "wal
CSPAN
Apr 30, 2013 8:00pm EDT
at about 10:00 eastern. up next, we will take you to the 50 minute news conference, president obama talking to the news reporters in the press room. president obama: hello, everybody. hello. good afternoon -- or good morning, everybody. i am here to answer questions in honor of ed henry, as he wraps up his tenure as president of the white house correspondents' association. ed, because of that, you get the first question. congratulations. >> thank you, sir. i really appreciate that. and i hope we can go back to business and being mad at each other in a little bit. president obama: i'm not mad at you. >> ok. thank you. i appreciate it. president obama: you may be mad at me. [laughter] >> i'm not. [laughter] a couple questions on national security. on syria, you said that the red line was not just about chemical weapons being used but being spread, and it was a game changer, seemed cut and dry. and now your administration seems to be suggesting that line is not clear. do you risk u.s. credibility if you don't take military action? and then on benghazi, there are some survivors of that terror
Current
Apr 29, 2013 4:00pm PDT
of culture around obama. i think we cannot not talk about that either. people want to be a part of that, whether they agree with his politics or disagree, this is a really popular president. he is the toast of the town in d.c. so to speak and people no matter what side of the aisle they're on they want to be part of the glitz and glamour that comes with this celebrity president. they want to take part of it whether they agree or not. >> cenk: we got to leave it there, but it comes with a price. that's the problem. if you cross the politicians then you're not going to get invited to the parties any more. they never cross the politicians. they never tell the truth that's why you don't trust the media. what are we doing about jobs. that's what people actually care about. since president obama has been re-elected, republicans and democrats, nothing about jobs. nothing. all right, when we come back we're talking about how to fix that system. how to get money out of politics and exactly to brian's point about what people are dissatisfied with, and what republicans and democrats agree on in th
MSNBC
Apr 29, 2013 7:00pm PDT
, independent, tough business woman. if you notice one last point, i push back on the obama budget, so let's talk about independent reach across the aisles and being reasonable. i told you no one tells me what to do. i am an independent business woman and i will reach across the aisles. [ applause ] >> dick, i thought she might reach across the debate stage and knock one on sanford's chin there. she was not pulling any punches, not tying herself to nancy pelosi. elizabeth colbert busch was channeling the fighting spirit of nancy pelosi. what did you make of that? >> i think it is fascinating to me. mark sanford, i counted, mentioned nancy pelosi's name 16 times tonight. he's clearly obsessed with the wrong woman, again. this guy is just amazing because he thinks the public is so stupid, they don't understand. he wants to talk about nancy pelosi, he wants to talk about anything about his record as governor, his record with the argentina trail. huge impact is the deepening of the charleston port, which sanford voted against any federal funding for that when he was in congress before, voted a
MSNBC
May 4, 2013 5:00am PDT
about that obama has been hosting to get reasonable republicans and democratic senators talking and to let them do the work, negotiate it and keep as far away from it as he himself, obama, can, so if they strike a deal it doesn't have obama's fingerprints over it and republicans have permission to side with the republicans who negotiated with it, which i guess we're talking about the green lantern theory and power of presidency. the less the president does, the more he has a chance of enacting something. >> i think that's right. to the republican base obama is so toxic so the fact of him supporting anything would rile him up. at the same time i'm skeptical of this idea that republican and democratic congress need to get together. the tea party caucus is so ideological. and they know how washington used to work and they know there were back room deals and camaraderie. they're not interested in that. they're interested in following their own ideals and not allowing government to work. that's where the problem rests. >> if you look at the phrase it implies have you no power. why wo
CNN
Apr 29, 2013 2:00pm PDT
and obama want to talk about the cooperation they are doing appear to want to be that. we also heard from an aide from moscow saying quite simply the continuation of cooperation will continue. severe obvious efforts for cooperation here on the surface. combined with some strange back chatter we're hearing from you know on the hill et cetera about there not really having been as much information coming from the russians as they would have liked, but looking around we have the russians repeatedly warning the americans well before tsarnaev came on the radar after boston and further information going from the russians to between the mother and sons discussing jihad over the telephone. so there seems to be a chain of information. you don't quite actions of russians in dagestan over the weekend and raid and continuous pass of information feeds together. there certainly seems to be adequate exchange of information right now. wolf the presidents are talking in a cooperative fashion, wolf? >> that's important, they are at least talking about the sensitive suggest. nick
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May 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
took it to maureen dowd. charlie pierce and i talked about how irritating this article was. obama took note of a column by maureen dowd who criticized the white house for not deploying pitbull legislative aides to depict votes liking michael douglas did in the movie the american president. no one likes the world to be more like the american president than me. >> we don't know the difference. >> stephanie: exactly my point, jim. obama joked michael what's your secret? could it be you were an actor in an alan sorkin liberal fantasy? [ applause ] thank you. we talk to hot brie, melissa fitzgerald about this. some people go oh, why isn't it like the west wing? because it's not written by alan sorkin. republicans don't get their lines from alan sorkin. they're douche nozzles. 45 minutes after the hour. i'm in a state today. >> are you! you need some smelling salts and a fainting couch? >> stephanie: i haven't even gotten started on the plan b thing. 45 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> this is the dirtiest show -- [ laughter ] >> i have ever been on in al
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Apr 30, 2013 3:00am PDT
the first nba player to come out of the closet. a phone call from president obama. wonder what they talked about. great to see you. it is the "full court press" here on tuesday april 30. good to have you with us today. we've got lots and lots to talk about. lots that you're going to want to jump in and express your point of view about. give us a call at 1-866-55-press. that's our toll free number. join us on twitter at bpshow or on facebook at facebook.com/billpressshow. can't do it alone. takes a village. and so we need to reach out for help here and here's a -- good friend who does the same thing three hours every day just like i do. she does it on p.o.t.u.s. channel on sirius x.m. julie mason joining us as a "friend of bill." >> bill, i'm here to help. >> bill: thank you, thank you. and you know, that's a lot of help when you have three hours of your own and you still give us one hour. >> oh, whatever you need, bill. whatever you want. >> bill: how is it going? you look dapper at the white house correspondents' dinner. >> so did you bill, thank you very much. >> bill: we had a good time
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May 2, 2013 3:00am PDT
will give you michelle obama's arms. yes, indeed, this news. everywhere i went yesterday people were talking about did you hear what happened in boston. stunning arrest of three young men there. buddies of zark off -- dzhokhar tsarnaev. phillip has been covering this for the atlantic wire. he joins us on our news line this morning. good to talk to you. tell us, who were the three -- i'm not going to try to pronounce their names. what was their connection to the suspect? >> so the three additional people who were arrested yesterday were -- [ indiscernible ] >> bill: good for you. >> all of whom joined dzhokhar tsarnaev in 2011 at school, they started school at the same time. there were initial reports the three were roommates of tsarnaev although that is not the case. tsarnaev had a dorm room on campus and the other three lived off campus but they were all friends which is probably why they ended up getting into trouble. >> bill: two of them had already been under arrest, correct? for not attending classes? that's right? or violations. >> two citizens of kazakhstan had been detained at some p
CNN
Apr 30, 2013 6:00pm PDT
and the bombing suspect. does the obama administration want to strike a deal that spares his life? i'll talk about that with the former director of national intelligence in just a moment. i will also ask him about president obama defending the fbi's handling of the boston bombing investigation, insisting there was no intelligence breakdown. listen to what the president said. >> the russian intelligence services had alerted u.s. intelligence about the older brother as well as the mother, indicating that they might be sympathizers to extremists. the fbi investigated that older brother. it's not as if the fbi did nothing. >> the president is also responding to senator lindsey gra graham who is comparing boston to benghazi, saying the ultimate blame falls on the white house. tonight, along with female dna, one fingerprint has been found on the boston bomb debris. a short time ago we learned the attorney for tamerlan tsarnaev's widow says the remains will be released to the family and she is cooperating fully with law enforcement. tonight for the first time, the suspect's carjacking victim named danny
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Apr 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >> obama: jason collins, i had to chance to talk to him yesterday. seems like a terrific young man. and i told him i couldn't be prouder of him. >> john: joining us now is the only straight guy i wanted to talk about this story since it was announced, the one the only sports editor for the nation, dave zirin. >> great to be here, john. >> john: great to have you. dave, how would you grade the overall reaction to jason collins' announcement and what stands out to you the most? >> oh, my goodness. a triple plus as a grade. it is like legendary rock group jesus jones said, i feel like the sports world is wake up to history, right here, right now. if you ever wanted a story that brought together chelsea clinton, kobe bryant and the rock, this is it! that's what makes this so special. yes, you have jason collins coming out of the closet and make history. yes, we finally can say that an active male athlete has come out of the closet in a north american sport finally after all of these years after all of the waiting on the edge of our collective seats. but beyond all of that, what we've seen is
MSNBC
May 2, 2013 8:00am PDT
.88. > >>> president obama is going south of the border to talk about just that -- the border. it's may 2nd, and this is "now." >>> from the red line to the borderline, president obama's week has been chock full of foreign policy. in the last hour, the president boarded air force one and is now en route to mexico city. where he will meet with newly minted mexican president, enrique peniento. >> my top priority as president is to grow the economy, first i'm going to visit mexico, one of our largest economic partners. then i'll be visiting costa rica. and in both instances i'm going to be working to deepen our economic and trade relationships across latin america. relationships that create jobs and growth here at home. and offer our businesses growing markets where they can sell more american-made goods and services abro abroad. >> although this will be president obama's fourth trip to mexico since 2009, the mexican president has only been in office for five months and he's making it clear that he would like to press reset on the u.s./mexico relationship. shifting photo cuss away from the int
FOX
Apr 29, 2013 6:00pm PDT
website several people shown their support including president obama and michelle obama and former president bill clinton and his formal classmate. chelsea clinton. it also has fellow athletes talking. >> i am not here to judge him or anyone else, what they do in their personal life i am a basketball player and i focus on basketball. >> very proud of him. very courageous thing he chose to do. >> the warriors president was the first executive to reveal he was gay. kobe bryant and kevin durant also offered their support today for jason collins. >> jason collins' announcement may break down one of the oldest barriers. ktvu's rob roth is live where some say by coming out of the closet he is offering a life line to young gay athletes. >> reporter: men reare calling -- many are calling jason collins courageous. >> reporter: the first family member jason collins told he was gay was his aunt who is a san francisco superior court judge. >> i always suspected and we were just talking and he acknowledged it and it was not earth shaking. >> reporter: many people say it is a big deal for young
NBC
Apr 30, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. >> thank you for calling me out on that. >>> today, president obama took time out of his news conference to talk about jason collins, who is the nba player who became the first pro-active athlete to admit he is gay. today, the president said he is proud of collins. >> for, i think a lot of young people out there who you know, are gay or lesbian who are struggling with these issues to see a role model like that who is not afraid. i think it is a great thing. >> well, i know that in my personal life i'm ready. and i think the country is ready for supporting an openly gay basketball player. >> that was collins talking this morning on his first tv interview with "good morning america." collins says he didn't intend to be the first gay basketball player he says it just worked out that way. >>> coming up, a new push to get the redskins to change their name. >>> the wife of a d.c. man brutally beaten on capitol hill took the stand today. we'll hear what she had to say. >>> and there are new pedestrian crossings, sending mixed signals. even the d.c. mayor wants to see it for himself after the ne
FOX News
Apr 29, 2013 4:00pm PDT
indicates the syrians may have used nerve gas against their people. that's president obama has line.in the past would the white house says right now there is not enough evidence. >> there is much more to be done to verify conclusively that the red line that the president has talked about has been crossed. >> shepard: still, the pentagon does have options in case the president decides it's time to take action. jennifer griffin with the news live at the pentagon tonight. explain the possible plans for using force, jen. >> well, both the white house and the pentagon, shep, appear to be buying time. >> we are continuing to assess what happened. i think we should wait to get the facts. before we make any judgments on what action, if any, should be taken and what kind of action. >> a no-fly zone would encounter highly sophisticated russian built aircraft system manned by russian troops and bombing chemical weapon sites might create a cloud that could my grate over jordan, israel and lebanon there are approximately 13 chemical weapons facilities with 40 additional mobile chemical weapon si
MSNBC
Apr 29, 2013 11:00am PDT
fundraiser saying it seems like nothing is enough to make president obama reconsider unyielding support for planned parenthood. joining me now radio talk show host thank you. you have written about this case and talked a lot about it. you recently wrote about the media coverage. you have some organizations who tried to put the media in the box saying they are ignoring the trial as a bias. what is your take here? >> i don't see it. the trial is now in its seventh week and took until about mid stream until the national media started to kick in. what i think is significant is if there was ignorance of the case from the left there was equal ignorance of the case from the right. it is not as if conservative outlets were here in philadelphia and covering it to the exclusion of more liberal outlets. i think it is illogical to believe that the case is a poor reflection of legal abortion in america because allegedly and of course the jury is about to get the case, this man flouted the law. so he ignored whatever the law was. and frankly i think there is a differing argument which says if restric
NBC
Apr 29, 2013 5:00pm PDT
orientation doesn't define him as a man. it's just a part of that. >> jackson said she talked to collins a couple of times today and feels good about the outpouring of support, including a phone call of president obama. >> you might remember collins. he was a big deal. he and his brother were on the cover of "sports illustrated" for their basketball skills. i'll always remember he was bright and very kind. >> yeah, it's a lot of fun. it's a lot of fun, learning a lot of new things and enjoying new jersey. >> this was his last appearance with us on nbc bay area. this was in 2001, a few months after he left stanford. he was a first round draft pick for the new jersey jets. he left to become part of the finals. it will be interesting to see what team he signs for next. >> social media, especially the twitter verse exploded after jason collins' announcement broke this morning. celebrities and fellow athletes and politicians tweeted their support. among them, nancy pelosi, fellow stanford grad and pro at least kerry walshç jennings and spik lee used the announcement to start a new conversat
CNN
May 2, 2013 6:00pm PDT
think the reason there are so many folks talking about the possibility of government tyranny is threefold really. the obama administration's increasing reliance on big government. i think it's folks like alex jones who did this routine where every time they shut down a city like boston it's the end of the world and military law. and honestly, i think folks like you, piers because, you know, you go out of your way to really give the impression that you're interested in taking away people's fundamental right to bear arms and i think that scares a lot of folks. >> i'm not against the right to bear arms, i'm seriously against the right of having military style assault weapons to blow people away in a school. >> you said you're against assault weapons, but handguns kill 6,000 a year. >> they're both a big problem. mass shootings. >> you're from the uk, why don't we go with a full gun ban. >> we discussed it, the uk has 40, 50 gun murders a year, the u.s. has 12,000. let's move on. >> i'm glad you finally have your agenda out there. >> let's turn to jason collins. this is the sport
MSNBC
Apr 29, 2013 8:00am PDT
with a new sugment preparing today call the agenda. we're goin to talking to a panel of progressive -- we're minutes away from president obama giving remarks at the 150 anniversary of the national academy of science and this comes as we're learning about a new push from house republicans that would require the national science administration to justify every grant handed out. today's panel, blake houn shell, editor of foreign policy magazine and timothy, what we can do about it. amanda i want to start with you. as we look at the fact that the house g.o.p. is looking for an angle to defund science, we know it's something that the president is trying to promote with his science agenda and where science is going, what is the house trying to do by asking for more due diligence on where the money is going. >> well they're saying that they want the projects -- this is being led by the house science committee chairman, lamar smith from texas. we wants to make sure that not only are these projects ground breaking and worthy of federal money they should be help -- what's concerning a lot of democr
CNN
May 1, 2013 1:00am PDT
killer amanda knox is facing out as she faces retrial. susan page joins us to talk about her in depth interview. >>> support is pouring in tonight for jason collins' decision for coming out. the 7 foot center has had support from president obama, other greats. the characterization quote that collins' coming out party was a joyous affair was a little bit optimistic. he's gotten a dose of negative interaction. he'll talk about the journey he's been on with george stephanopoulos. >> they talk about the 12 steps, you go through anger, denial. you know, it's just -- but when you finally get to that point of acceptance, there's nothing more beautiful than just allowing yourself to, you know, really be happy and be comfortable in your own skin. >> as i said, that decision to be open about who he is did not come without a measure of condemnation by some but the detractors seem outnumbered by others including filmmaker, spike lee, joins me now. despite his decision to come out, were you surprised by it? what do you make of it? >> i wasn't surprised. the day is coming. the world is changing, an
CNN
Apr 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
the budget priorities. the housing market is recovering. a lot of the opponents said the obama economy is going to be devastated are just wrong. one of the talking points of republicans as you know is food stamp enrollment has grown faster than job growth. the president has to say my policies have helped the job growth situation grow overall. until job growth improves, opponents say the president can't say anything. >> they're getting ready to ask the president questions. the shock was enormous to everyone in the area. would it be wise based on the experience you went through on 9/11 for the president to create some commission of inquiry to make sure we don't repeat any mistakes that may have occurred in the lead up to the boston bombings? >> i think it's an excellent question. why? because in the aftermath of these things is what happens is there's a rush for accountable. finger pointing. like the mirandizing with the communication between the fbi and russia. you lose sight of how to get better. one of the things about the 9/11 commission was is they looked at the systems that were in
CNN
Apr 30, 2013 2:00pm PDT
in the federal medical facility had been talking but still trying to work out whether he will continue to talk to investigators now that he's been read his rights. wolf? >> so they now have a fingerprint and they have dna -- that's a good start in this investigation i am sure. susan, thanks very much. >>> president obama took the podium at a last-minute news conference today telling reporters all levels of law enforcement have handled this investigation in his words in an exemplary fashion. our crime and justice correspondent joe johns is taking a closer look at how federal officials are responding to the tragedy. he's got new information. joe? >> wolf, from a justice standpoint, this case is still really in its infancy but the director of national intelligence is already heading up an effort to try to determine whether any signals were missed that could have prevented the boston bombing. with the criminal investigation of the alleged boston bombers still in full swing including the search for possible accomplices, tuesday president obama defended the government's handling of tamerlan tsarnaev
CSPAN
May 1, 2013 6:00am EDT
a chance to discuss this -- all right? thank you very much, everybody. >> jason collins -- president obama: thank you, guys. >> jason collins, do you want to say anything about him? president obama: yeah, i'll say something about jason collins. i had a chance to talk to him yesterday. he seems like a terrific young man, and, you know, i told him i couldn't be prouder of him. you know, one of the extraordinary measures of progress that we've seen in this country has been the recognition that the lgbt community deserves full equality, not just partial equality, not just tolerance but a recognition that they're fully a part of the american family. and, you know, given the importance of sports in our society, for an individual who's excelled at the highest levels in one of major sports go ahead and say, this is who i am, i'm proud of it, i'm still a great competitor, i'm still seven feet tall and can bang with shaq and, you know, deliver a hard foul -- and for, you know, a lot of young people out there who, you know, are -- are -- are, you know, gay or lesbian, who are struggling with these is
Current
Apr 30, 2013 4:00pm PDT
? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. . >> john: good evening, president obama held a press conference today where he made a strong forceful statement that he might possibly conceivably close down guantanamo bay prison maybe, perhaps, one of these days, we'll see. it could happen. while, according to the neocons president obama is a weak leader because the man just doesn't have the will to turn syria into a full-blown american military quagmire. jason collins came out as gay and is receiving warm wishes of support from most americans, in other words our country has never been more immoral. hey, today's the birthday of oscar winning filmmaker james campion,
MSNBC
Apr 29, 2013 10:00am PDT
move today by nba center, jason collins. plus and hollywood on the potomac, president obama upstages conan, making fun of the media and himself. >> i understand second term, need a burst of new energy. try some new things and my team and i talked about it. we're willing to try anything, we borrowed one of michelle's tricks -- >> it's a look. good day, i'm "andrea mitchell reports" in washington. investigators are now learning more about discussions between tamerlan tsarnaev and his mother claimed by the russians as some lawmakers aren't ready to close the door on the possibility that the tsarnaev brothers had outside help building their bombs. nbc justice correspondent pete williams is catching up with us on all of this today. pete, first of all, the charge that the russians actually had eavesdropped on the mother and son back in 2011 and didn't share it with the fbi or the c.i.a. when they were asking for u.s. help. that would have made a difference if this did exist and they had shared that information. wouldn't the fbi have taken it a step further? >> two things about that, andrea
CNN
Apr 30, 2013 11:00am PDT
and this is "the lead." the national lead. the fbi turned up despite talking to him directly. president obama today defended the feds and suggested critics have political motives. his life was the last claimed in a rampage of terror in boston but now the family of slain sitting down with "the lead" for an exclusive talk about the depth of their loss. >>> and the
CSPAN
May 1, 2013 1:00am EDT
-span.org. joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey talks to reporters about national security. then a discussion on counterterrorism policy. later, president obama's news conference from tuesday. on our next washington journal, we will talk to former under secretary of state nicholas burns about chemical weapons use in syria. onn joan walsh of salon.com a progressive agenda. as part of our spotlight on magazine series, ted connor who went undercover as a meat inspector, will discuss his article on the u.s. meat industry. we will also take your phone calls, e-mails, and feed. boston to journal, each morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern -- washington journal, each morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> general martin dempsey said u.s. military forces stand to take action in syria is called on but says a no-fly zone could be hard to implement. he sat down with reporters for an hour. the christian science monitor hosted the event. >> i am dave cook from the monitor. our guest is general martin dempsey. this is his first visit with our group and we are grateful to him for making time in his busy
ABC
Apr 30, 2013 4:00pm PDT
the exclusive interview tonight at 10:00 right here on abc 7. >> president obama had high praise for jason collins after collins revealed he is gay. he's the first pro player to come out. the first ever basketball star talked to abc george stephanopoulos. >> jason kol yibz shattering one of the final barrier was these words. i'm a 34-year-old nba center, i'm black, and i'm gay. >> i know i'm the happiest i've ever been. a huge weight has been lifted. >> collins is the first active player in major pro team sports to come outs of the closet. he spoke with george stephanopoulos. >> what was a tipping snoint. >> tipping point was once you tell your parents and their response is positive the rest is down hill after that. >> he received an outpouring of support including a call from president obama. >> seems like a terrific young man. and i told him i couldn't be prouder of him. >> he's been a great guy. a great teammate. >> he's a good guy. i'm praying for him. and i'm looking at it. we'll support each other on and off the court. >> now, the seven foot power house says he wants to pay it forwar
CNN
May 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
the people that live here more than ever before. >> let's talk about the possible use of chemical weapons because president obama has called the use of such weapons a red line and that is a quote. but the president also says he still needs more proof. what exactly is he looking for? >> well, he is certainly looking for something that would address with some degree of certainty that these weapons were used and that they were used by bashar al assad forces and by bashar al ass assad's forces deliberately. one of the things that the obama administration has been saying is that they are not sure whether or not some of the chemical agents might be released by accident within the ranks of the syrian military, whether or not there is a break in the chain of custody and whether or not some of the weapons may have fallen into other hands. they want to be certain that it was bashar al assad's force whose used the weapons deliberately. right now the obama administration is not fully sure that that is the case. the syrian government is saying that it would never use these kinds of weapons against civ
NBC
Apr 29, 2013 6:00pm PDT
in san jose. we will talk about our red flag fire warning coming up and where winds could top 50 miles per hour coming up. >>> president obama called for universal preschool being a top priority. just over 18% of 4 year olds are enrolled in preschool. the report found that most states serve less than a quarter of all 4 year olds in state funded preschools and ten states don't offer it at all. the obama administration has proposed -- >>> a new study finds that mri brain scans may be the best way to determine how well children might respond to intensive math tutoring. researchers say scans show children with a larger and more active hippocampus respond best to the tutoring. some say the study is useful for understanding how brain structure influences learning but caution using the results to predict math performance. >>> on our way out to the festival this weekend. >> temperatures continuing. >> dragging on. even if it did drag on the sunset in san francisco is beautiful. we will talk more about the sunny beach days coming up in the seven day forecast plus increased fire danger. look at
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